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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to embark on a journey through Druogno: – Druogno is a small village in the Piedmont region of Italy, located in the Val Vigezzo, also known as the Valley of Painters. It has a population of about 950 people and an area of 29 square kilometres. Druogno is famous for its historic church, the Chiesa di San Silvestro, which dates to the 15th century and has a beautiful rose window and a wooden organ. Druogno is also a popular destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers, who can enjoy the Parco Avventura Val Vigezzo, a park with various courses of ropes, bridges, zip lines, and nets among the trees. Druogno’s cuisine reflects its mountainous environment and rural lifestyle, with dishes such as polenta e latte, cornmeal cooked in water and served with fresh milk or cream. Druogno is a charming village that offers a glimpse into the history, culture, and beauty of the Piedmont region.

Via Domodossola is a street in Druogno. It is located in the Val Vigezzo, also known as the Valley of Painters, because of its scenic landscapes and artistic heritage. It is the main street of Druogno, connecting the town centre with the railway station and the highway. It has several shops, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses along its sides. (Photos 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24) – Via Albogno is a street in Druogno which runs from Via Domodossola Via Sagrogno high up in the mountains. You will also find the Druogno Town Hall. (Photos 9-10-11-12) – The Chiesa di San Silvestro (Church of Saint Sylvester) is a historic church located in the Piazza della Chiesa (Church Square) in Druogno. The church dates back to the 15th century and is the parish church of Druogno. The church has a simple but elegant facade, with a rose window and a bell tower. The entrance is under a portico, which leads to the single nave interior. The church is decorated with frescoes, paintings, and sculptures, representing various saints and biblical scenes. The main altar has a painting of the Madonna delle Grazie (Our Lady of Grace), which is venerated by the locals. The church also has a wooden organ, dating from the 18th century, which is still used for liturgical celebrations and concerts. (Photos 13-14-15)

Druogno Cuisine – reflects the mountainous environment and the rural lifestyle of its inhabitants, who have preserved their ancient recipes and local products. Some of the typical dishes of Druogno cuisine are: Polenta e latte: a simple but hearty dish made with cornmeal cooked in water and served with fresh milk or cream. This dish is often eaten for breakfast or as a snack. Gnocchi di pane: dumplings made with stale bread, eggs, cheese and herbs, boiled in water or broth and seasoned with butter and cheese. This dish is a way to use up leftover bread and avoid waste. Toc de la nonna: a savory pie made with potatoes, cheese, eggs and butter, baked in the oven until golden and crispy. This dish is usually served as a main course or as a side dish for meat or vegetables. Crostata di mirtilli: a sweet tart made with shortcrust pastry and filled with blueberry jam. Blueberries are abundant in the woods around Druogno and are used to make jams, syrups and liqueurs.

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Photo Gallery of Walk  – Along Via Domodossola
Approximately 0.75 km – 0.47 miles

The walk starts in – Via Domodossola – Via Albogno – Chiesa di San Silvestro, Piazza della Chiesa – Via Domodossola